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Muricidae

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GklinShells - Muricidae, genus Chicoreus.

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Muricidae Carlos Carvalho Collection

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Chicoreus nobilis (Shikama,1977), the noble murex - Muricidae HD video 1080p 360º

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'Away' by Muricidae

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Murex pecten (Lightfoot, 1786), Venus comb murex - Muricidae HD video 1080p 360º 维那斯骨螺

Muricidae is a large and varied taxonomic family of small to large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks, commonly known as murex snails or rock snails. With about 1,600 living species, the Muricidae represent almost 10% of the Neogastropoda. Additionally, 1,200 fossil species have been recognized. Numerous subfamilies are recognized, although experts disagree about the subfamily divisions and the definitions of the genera. Many muricids have unusual shells which are considered attractive by shell collectors and by interior designers.
    • Shell description 

    • Historical value 

    • The fossil record 

    • Subfamilies